Chicago >Beauty > Charles Ifergan Coiffures Ltd
106 E Oak St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061141.900920 -87.625412
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
I love this salon. I fly from Florida to have my hair done by Mariah and Gia. Suzi
Best Salon in Chicago – I would never go anywhere else for my hair!!
beware! – my appt. was on 06/09 at 12:15 with natalia... i arrived on time and waited until 12:30 for her to finish up with the previous client. she then consulted with me for a minute or two and sent me over to the shampoo room- it's all down hill from here...
while waiting for my shampoo, natalia comes in looking for a woman named 'sandra.' she finds sandra and tells her she will be styling her... the woman has a short pixie-like haircut so i'm thinking it won't take long and hopefully by the time i'm done with my shampoo, natalia will be finishing up.... wrong! i sat in my smock and towel turban on a couch behind natalia's station for almost 25 minutes... meanwhile at a station two chairs down- another stylist is chatting loudly about her trip to paris and is busy styling her own nappy hair... not exactly entertaining.
at 1:00, 45 minutes into my appointment, natalia is finally ready for my cut. because i have longer hair, it is not uncommon that the first part of my cut is while i am standing however, i usually am not asked to stand in someone else's hair! the station was never swept and i had to brush hair off of the chair myself- disgusting. my cut and "style" was boring at best- i could have gotten a better cut at a great clips. natalia spent more time styling the pixie-cut than she did cutting AND styling me... it was a terrible experience, and the day before my 30th birthday nonetheless. you couldn't pay me to return to this salon.
Best colorist in the city! – I've been going to Kennedy for years, and recommend her to everyone I know. I have naturally dark brown hair, and her coloring makes me a "natural blonde" Never brassy, never bleached out. She has a great eye for color, and no one is sweeter than she is. She's the best.
Disgusting – Today I came in with my friend who sees the make-up artist, a stylist, and colorist twice a week; easily the salons best client. Together, we have advocated the salon as being a place that two people from NYC felt met the same standard as those ranked highest in the fashion capital of the world. Now that is NOT true, and I will deter friends from returning.
I have spent 6 months growing my hair to have a certain look that was perfect for me. All I wanted was a trim. The stylist who cut my hair to perfection before left, although, the front desk claimed to have no clue of her existence when I called. She moved on, and took her talent with her. Instead, I was given a "Top Stylist" who was nice, but butchered my hair.
She cut my hair off short & uneven to a fault. Her co-workers covered their mouths and shook their heads, and it certainly didn't help when I left to chill out at a department store and the clerks who knew me gave me such sympathy. "What happened to your hair?" one woman boldly asked. "Charles Ifergen Salon," was was my response. My hair is ruined to such an extent that, as a man, people gave me thier condolence. This evening my friends joked that it was the worst bowl cut ever. Waste of money?
The stylist knew I was short on time, but decided let me sit after my hair was washed, giving me the brush off. I sat with my friend as my hair dried, remembering that only 20 minutes prior she & I reviewed my cut, & the importance cutting wet hair & viewing it dry to understand the "feel of my cut." Furthermore, bieng a friend of the salons best client, I poured my own water 3 times & had people just point towards the changing without anyone aproaching me for anything.
Since being in Chicago, I have referred 5 friends, & considered giving gift certificates to reward people who provide the best service the small company I manage that happens to be owned by my friend, their best client, She hated my cut & treatment which put a damper on our interactions, that made us feel distant, and apoligetic to eachother.
Lately,I have sold 3 articles to fashion magazines, & graduated from our countrys' largest fashion institute. I understand luxury branding & management. Charles sole response was handing my money back without acknowledgement of my time, his responsibility, or the investmment/commitment that reaching a hair style goal takes. It makes me believe he is a crook, unaware of basic fundimentals of working towards a style- a service he makes his living on, whereby my friend was guilted by recomending the salon.
As a friend of a VIP customer I was over-looked greatly. If her stylist left the salon, I will urge her to never return, and look elsewhere.I don't want an enemy; not my goal, nor is having the stylist axed. Instead, I advise anyone to chose another salon. It seems $1000 or more weekly spent here is not enough for Mr. Ifergen. Handing back my money is low class & he did nothing to repair the situation.
Poor choice Charles
Kennedy Rocks – Run don’t walk to Charles Ifergan Salon and ask for Kennedy if you want to get a whole new look. Kennedy listens to you and is able to make your hair color work for you! She has been coloring my hair for 5 years and she is the only one I would trust. Make an appointment today!
BEST RED COLOR EVER – I was doing my red hair myself at home, and my daughters made me go see Kennedy, and I must thank my daughtesr for refering me to Kennedy, and to thank Kennedy for making my red hair look so amazing and natural. I get stopped on the street all the time.
kennedy rocks – If you are ever looking for a new coloist, I highly suggest Kennedy at Charles Ifergan!! 5 stars for sure
kennedy amazing for color – After a disaster color last fall, i was recomended to Kennedy, and I must say my color has never looked better, and even the condition of my hair has inproved so much. I thank Kennedy so much for making my hair look so beautiful!!! Highly recomend her.
KENNEDY FOR COLOR - A++++++ – I have been going here for at least 14 years! I started out at the salon in Oakbrook and then I moved downtown and found Kennedy. She does the most amazing color work. I have since moved back to the suburbs and still will drive an hour into the city for her to do my color. I will never go to anyone else again. I refer all of my family and friends to her. People come up to me all the time and want to know where I go and I am happy to tell them. I honestly can't say enough to tell you how good she really is :-) If your are looking for a EXCELLENT colorist, Kennedy's your girl! She really knows her stuff! And not only does she know her stuff but she really makes your visit very pleasant. Super nice, very attentive, wouldn't let you leave unless you were 100% happy.
On another note, the salon overall is a great experience, very clean. I also like the parking. When you park in the garage on LSD & Oak, you can validate your parking ticket for a discounted price at the front desk in the salon. Thats very helpful if you can't find parking on the street or if you don't know how long you will be. Parking these days can be pretty expensive.
I recommend Charles Iffergan Salon to everyone and also to book with Kennedy for color. Hope my review helps!!
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